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Taking a Stand

GABRIELLE DE VIETRI is one of only two artists who have chosen not to reinstate their participation in the 19th Biennale of Sydney. Her work Garden of Bad Flowers (2014), planned for Cockatoo Island, instead made its debut in April at Sydney's Earlwood Farm. Courtesy the artist.

The 19th Biennale of Sydney had a tumultuous lead-up to its March opening, when nine participating artists withdrew in protest over its relationship with Transfield Holdings, the founder and primary sponsor of the event.

In February, Transfield Services, in which Transfield Holdings is a minority shareholder…

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